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Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapies

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals to continue recommended therapies. It covers encouraging and supporting individuals to continue recommended therapies, carrying out observations and reviewing the therapy.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.
Needs, wishes and preferences can include:
• importance of recognising individual needs
• age and stage of development of child or young person
• home language
• preferred method
• additional learning needs
• physical disabilities
• cognitive and communication difficulties
• alternative methods of communication e.g. language; British Sign Language, Makaton, Braille, the use of signs, symbols, pictures and writing; objects of reference, finger spelling, communication passports, human and technological aids to communication.
Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.
Others may include:
• Team members
• Other colleagues
• Those who use or commission their own health or social care services
• Families, carers and advocates.

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